Friday, May 30, 2008

Ukrainian Orthodox procession

Below is a clip from my recent trip to Ukraine. The scene is an orthodox procession in the town of Vinnitsa. It's a pity they didn't stop the traffic but I guess that adds to the sense of contrast between the stoical procession and the hustle and bustle of buses and trams going past as the rest of the town goes about its normal business.


video

3 comments:

Dave Baldwin said...

I have never seen anything like this in Vinnitsa. I am from the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area and have been to Vinnitsa 20 times. Is it possible to get that footage sent to me?
What were you doing in Vinnitsa? I have a lot of good friends there.
Blessings,

Dave Baldwin

Dave Baldwin said...

Hey Luis,

Just a note. Your email icon on the "About Me" page does not work. I was going to ask you a couple of questions via that way.

Blessings,

Dave Baldwin

Luis said...

Thanks for dropping by Dave.

Regarding the email icon, I'm not quite sure I'm seeing what you're seeing. Try "View my Complete profile" and then under "Contact" click on "Email" which should open a window with an email in it. That should give you the email. If not, come back again.

My wife is from Vinnitsa so we we're visiting her family. I have only been there a few times but like it very much.

What has taken you there so much ?

Luis

Btw, I believe 15th May is a special day in the Russian Orthodox calendar but I am afraid I am a little ignorant on this. Your Vinnitsa friends may know or I will check with my wife's family and post an update here if I find out.